Interested in joining my group as a postdoc?

I do not have funding for postdocs at this time. However, if you have your own funding, I would be glad to talk with you if you have a PhD in Computer Science and prior journal publications in algorithm development in phylogenomics or multiple sequence alignment.

The research projects for each postdoc will be focused on producing new methods and software that can dramatically improve accuracy on large datasets, and hence will be used in biological data analysis. This work also involves proving theorems about the methods that we develop, using probability theory to predict performance under Markov models of evolution, but then testing these predictions in simulation.

Research in my lab requires strong skills in algorithm design and analysis and software development. In addition, excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and a passion for research are also necessary.

Your qualifications: The ideal candidate will have all the following attributes:

Note that experience in bioinformatics or knowledge of biology is desirable but not necessary (and can be learned while in the position).

If you fit these qualifications and wish to work with me, please email me with:

Please request letters from at least 3 people (your PhD advisor and two others), and have them sent directly to me.

You may also wish to apply for a postdoctoral position through the Faculty Fellows program, and list me me as a potential advisor.

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